The Controversy Of Israel’s Judicial Overhaul & Its Consequences For Israeli Society Today: A Fireside Chat With Yossi Klein Halevi, Senior Fellow At The Shalom Hartman Institute In Jerusalem

The judicial overhaul being proposed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has united countless Israelis in at least one way: their strong opinions on the matter. To its supporters, the legislation represents a critical need to stand in the way of an activist and unelected judiciary. To its opponents, it is an unforgivable assault on democracy.

But is there room for compromise between the two sides, and what is taking place behind the scenes that may be missed by the international news media? In this week’s podcast, we are joined by one of Israel’s most foremost public intellectuals and a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, Yossi Klein Halevi. He is a prominent opponent of the legislation but has also sought to close the gap between Israelis to ensure that disagreement can remain civil and with Israel’s best interests always in mind.

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